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African Percussion

African Percussion instruments come from the heartland of Africa. Filled with deep sounds and rich culture, these instruments fill the hearts of their creators and players.


August 09, 2019 09:59 AM
A hollow gourd with shells or beads strung on the outside. Read more here.


August 09, 2019 10:23 AM
A large hour glass shaped hand drum played with both hands. Read more here.


August 09, 2019 10:29 AM
Played with sticks, it’s considered the bass drum of African percussion. Read more here.


August 09, 2019 10:33 AM
A set of two small cowbells played with one hand. Read more here.


August 09, 2019 10:36 AM
A small box with pitched metal tines played with both thumbs. Read more here.

Talking Drum

August 09, 2019 10:39 AM
A small hour glass shaped drum capable of pitch-bend. Read more here.


August 09, 2019 10:42 AM
Known as a banana bell, it is hand-held and played with a metal rod. Read more here.